Meanwhile in Canada
Kids These Days
We Canadians might not all live in igloos and wear beaver pelts, but some of us are really as ridiculously polite as the rumors say.
A pair of 14-year-old boys from Winnipeg managed to hack a Bank of Montreal ATM on their school lunch break, the Winnipeg Sun reports. But once they broke into the system, instead of pocketing heaps of cash, they politely informed the bank about the ATM’s vulnerability.
Here’s a frightening thought regarding the future of humankind: according to The Telegraph, children born in the digital age are so addicted to technology, they’re forgoing playing with blocks, pens and paper.
Members of the UK’s Association of Teachers and Lecturers are warning that the addiction is leaving children as young as three with no dexterity in their fingers but the ability to swipe a touch screen with ease.
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Parents may seem like dopey tech neophytes, but new data implies that for some olds, the ignorance is just a clever ruse.
Among smartphone users ages 8 to 17, 43 percent say their parents occasionally check their smartphones. A neat 43 of parents also say they check their kids’ phones with their knowledge, according to The Harris Poll.